In an interview with Fox News host Dan Bongino, the Kentucky Republican responded to remarks by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) after he compared "anti-vaxxers here in this chamber" to "flat-earthers" from hundreds of years ago who did not believe the globe was round.
“Schumer left out one thing when they were denying that the Earth went around the sun. It was the government denying that and it was an independent scientist trying to set them straight,” Paul said in reference to Schumer's ignorance of history.
Paul noted further that “the danger is when you let science be controlled by government, or by one sort of monolithic individual like [Biden administration medical adviser Dr. Anthony] Fauci, it really doesn’t have anything to do with science.
"Science usually discovers the truth eventually. But when science is dictated by the government, that’s when you get, you know, Flat Earthers," he added.
“I don’t think it’s been about science for a long time,” Paul continued.
“It’s really been about conditioning the American individual to submit to government. And you’re right, it never ends, the goalposts will continue to change. And ultimately, more and more of your healthcare will be controlled," the Kentucky Republican and ophthalmologist added.
“You know, under socialized medicine, when we centralize all controls, most of these decisions are made by government bureaucrats like Fauci,” he went on to warn.
Paul also laid out a rather bleak authoritarian future if the top-down control by Democrats is allowed to not only catch on but dominate.
“If you love the dictates on vaccines, you’ll love it when Fauci is in charge of who can be dialyzed," Paul noted further.
“In England for many years, they wouldn’t dialyze you after age 50 because they thought that you don’t have much left to live and over 50 your over the hill and I personally resent that now that I’m well past 50,” Paul noted further.
“But the thing is, nobody in government should be making those decisions. And once they do, it gets into rationing and arbitrary decisions by little autocrats like Fauci. It’s a huge mistake to let this happen and we do need to fight back,” the senator added.
Throughout his political career, Paul has clung to a libertarian streak like his father, Dr. Ron Paul (R-Texas), who retired from Congress some years ago.
In October, for instance, he railed at the Biden Justice Department for targeting American parents who are disgusted with the left-wing claptrap and sexually inappropriate materials culture-destroying Marxists are adding to primary school curricula such as divisive, anti-white critical race theory.
“Moms at school boards are being told that they’re criminals, potential domestic terrorists, for the crime of dissent, and I think criminalizing dissent is something that we should all be appalled with,” Paul said Thursday, in response to Attorney General Merrick Garland’s recent memo that the FBI could be used to target parents who speak out at school board meetings.
“If you go to a school board meeting and you’re disruptive and you don’t obey the rules of the school board meeting, then there will be local punishment,” Paul said. “But that has nothing to do with the federal law, it has nothing to do with the Department of Justice.”
For all of the Democrat complaints that Donald Trump was a "tyrant," in reality, it's always them who govern like authoritarians with their mandates, bans, censorship and targeting of political opponents.